Thorne South Station
Specialised Case Study
Following an incident on the station's level crossing on 8 January 2013, Network Rail, working with QTS to very tight timescales, installed a new temporary footbridge at Thorne South Station. Delivered in less than three weeks, the temporary bridge opened for public use on 28 January 2013.
With the temporary footbridge in place, QTS and Network Rail set to work on the design and delivery of a permanent structure (with DOA-compliant ramps).
Working again to very tight timescales, QTS quickly identified key supply chain partners (including structural design, piling, lighting and bridge manufacturing suppliers). Due to the programme constraints associated with the works, a collaborative approach between all parties was necessary in order to understand and mitigate project risks at the earliest possible stage.
The permanent footbridge was installed and ready for public use by June 2013. Working under exceptional time constraints, a once dangerous barrow crossing was replaced with a model of safety-inspired engineering, accessible to all. QTS is proud of its role in accelerating this project, the purpose of which is to help Network Rail meet its obligations to protect the welfare of all of its rail users.